The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance

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Author: Corra Harris
Co-author: Paul Elmer More
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,452 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58
LoC Categories: Z, PS
Downloads: 534
Added to site: 2008.09.05
mnybks.net#: 21980
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance
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ed, if the desire "to eat with sinners" insured salvation, there would be less cause for alarm about my miraculous future state. The attraction, you understand, depends not upon the fact of their being sinners, but upon the sincerity of their mortality. The more unassumingly these reprobates live in their share of the common flesh, far below spiritual pretences, the more does my wayward mind tip the scales of unregenerate humour in their direction. My instincts hobnob with their dust. But do not infer that I have identified you with these undisciplined characters. When I was a child, out of the rancour of a well-tutored Southern imagination I honestly believed that every man the other side of Mason and Dixon's line had a blue complexion, thin legs, and a long tail. And once when I was still very young, as I hurried from school through a lonely wood, I actually saw one of these monsters quite plainly. And I thought I observed that his tail was slightly forked at the end! I have long since forgiven you

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